City of Atmore News

A Look Back at Our 2021 Elf on the Shelf Contest in Atmore

Each year, Carney, the magical Elf on the Shelf, travels all the way to Atmore from the North Pole to visit our community and spread holiday cheer. This year, Carney visited us at local Atmore Area Chamber member businesses for nineteen days (Nov. 27th to Dec. 16th), and everyone had a magical time participating in… Read more

The Poarch Creek Indian Annual Pow Wow

It’s no secret that we’re incredibly thankful for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and their dedication to enriching the lives of those in Atmore and Escambia County with their cultural excellence. That’s why we usually love celebrating Thanksgiving at their annual Thanksgiving Pow Wow! Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pow Wow is… Read more

Local Attraction Spotlight: The Atmore Dragway

Our city is home to many exciting businesses and attractions, and there’s nothing as thrilling as a day at the races at Atmore Dragway! Atmore Dragway is the best place to be for all-ages fun, and there are many reasons we think you should visit. Never heard of Atmore Dragway? You’ve come to the right… Read more

History of the Poarch Creek Tribe

Indigenous tribes are often the unsung roots of our nation. Native Americans’ civil rights fight, passion for education and heritage, and cultural mosaic inspire awe.  The Poarch Creek Indians are no exception. In addition, they have also extended their passion for positive change to the people of Atmore.  Origins of the Creek Indians in Alabama… Read more

Atmore Author Lou Vickery Releases New Book

First founded in the 1860s, the City of Atmore has become a home for successful, creative individuals. One individual who has worked hard, and is making us proud, is Lou Vickery. He’s an Atmore native, former president of the Atmore Rotary Club, and retired Chairman of the Atmore Area Hall of Fame. About Lou Vickery… Read more

ECSS New Superintendent: Escambia County Update

On July 30, a special-called meeting of the Escambia County School System board was held in the main courtroom at the Escambia County Courthouse to vote for the successor of John Knott in the position of ECSS superintendent. Knott is retiring after seven years as chief administrator of county schools. The final candidates for consideration… Read more

World Tourism Day Is September 27!

Traveling is probably the best thing you can do in your spare time. It is a truly rewarding experience–you get to explore new places, learn about different cultures, experiment with unique food and drink, and discover a myriad of interesting stories from around the world. September 27 is World Tourism Day! It was first celebrated… Read more

Why Visiting Small Towns Is the Best

Small towns like Atmore, Alabama are the perfect places to go to find exciting new things to do and unique spots to explore! Not to mention, they’re usually fairly close to home and relatively affordable. If you’re in need of a little inspiration for your next small town adventure, read on! Get to Know the… Read more

What to Do in Atmore

Atmore, Alabama has a rich history, charming citizens, incredible leadership, and beautiful sights to see. We got our start as a small town in the 1860s, and since then our little town has grown to become the largest city in Escambia County.  When you come to Atmore, you’ll find plenty of exciting things to do… Read more